Because, you see, when this man makes a promise, he keeps it! In case you didn’t know by now, when Williamson and I got married on this day exactly five years, it was at 8:15pm on a Monday night in our dear friends’ theatre room. At that time, we had very little support and even less resources to fund an actual wedding. But that was the way it was. Still, on that first night, once we arrived “home” to our little apartment in Fairview, he did, of course, stop me at the door to pick me up and carry me over the threshold, but not before grabbing my hands, looking me straight into the eyes, and saying these most beautiful words that I will never forget:
Catherine Marie Williamson, I love you, wife. Thank you for marrying me and finally giving me a real home. I promise you with all that I am that some day you will have a proper wedding, and a wedding ring, and a cake, and flowers, and an actual castle, and life befitting a princess. You just have to give me a little time and have a lot of faith. Can you do that?
I looked him back straight in his eyes and said, “I love you too Zachariah. I trust you.” BECAUSE I DID! Now here we are, five years to the day, and guess who made good on his promise? You should know that he planned pretty much everything you see here and did the majority of the work putting this all together. He poured his literal heart and soul into making this day happen and my part in this production was minimal. This day was a dream come true and a promise kept for the both of us.
Thank you so much to everyone who came to support us for this hard-earned special day (some from MILES away)! We love all of you … and especially my “maidens” (and the moms who got them there) who not only treated me like a queen, but whose innocent giggles, laughter, joy and excitement made it all the better! I finally got to walk down the aisle the way we always dreamed that I would with “his first song to me” that ended up becoming my song to him playing in the beautiful sanctuary. It was literally a fairytale dream come true for both of us …. “The Frog & The Butterfly”.